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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


Recent Articles
  • Surveillance video released by Seal Beach police showed a motorist being attacked by a man with a tire iron on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

    Man Viciously Attacked by Stranger Wielding Tire Iron at Seal Beach Gas Station

    Police were searching Monday for a man armed with a tire iron in connection with what was being called a “random act of violence” targeting a motorist getting gas at a Mobil station in Seal Beach. Surveillance video captured the attack around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday at a Mobil Gas Station in the 12000 block of Seal Beach Boulevard, according to a news release from the Seal Beach Police Department. Officers responding to a 911 call from the victim, found […]

  • A photo of 4-year-old Adam was taken by family members at the hospital where he was being treated for burns to his chest.

    Riverside Family Sues Private Nurse After Boy With Disabilities Burned by Chemicals: Attorney

    The family of a 4-year-old Riverside boy with severe disabilities was suing a private nurse, alleging she burned their son with some type of chemical that caused severe pain and permanent scarring. Chris Bautista and Abbey Michel told KTLA their son Adam was injured by a woman they trusted. “You think you can trust someone you’ve known for four years and your baby comes home burned,” father Chris Bautista said. Adam was born with a condition where his brain didn’t […]

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    San Bernardino County DA to Seek Death Penalty in McStay Family Murders

    The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday that it would seek the death penalty against the man charged in the murders of four members of the McStay family. District Attorney Mike Ramos filed notice in San Bernardino County Superior Court that his office would pursue the death penalty against Charles Ray Merritt. The McStay family was last heard from Feb. 4, 2010 just months after moving from south Orange County to Fallbrook, in San Diego County. The bodies […]

  • A photograph shows Rosie and her new owner Ernesto Perez as well as Perez' girlfriend Miriam Rodriguez.(Credit: Kelly Vela)

    Dog With ‘Embedded Collar’ Gets New Forever Home With Young Man Who Rescued Her

    On Friday, a teenager who rescued a German shepherd mix suffering from what shelter officials in Riverside County called “extreme neglect” officially adopted the dog whose life he saved. The dog, now known as “Rosie” suffered from what was commonly referred to as an “embedded collar.” “The neck of the dog, essentially, was constricted for such a long period of time that the dog’s fur has disappeared and all that remains is dying skin tissue,” according to John Welsh, a spokesman […]

  • Police were investigating the fatal shooting of a man in a Baskin-Robbins parking lot on June 26, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Found Shot to Death in Parking Lot of Baskin-Robbins in Gardena

    Police in Gardena were investigating the death of a man found fatally shot in the parking lot of a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop on Friday afternoon. Officers were first alerted to the shooting around 1:23 p.m. by a 911 call reporting shots fired in the area of  West 135th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard, according to Lt. Vince Osorio with the Gardena Police Department. When officers arrived, they discovered the body of an adult black man in the driver’s seat of […]

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    Juvenile Arrested for Allegedly Robbing Man, Setting Him on Fire in Pico Union Area

    A 16-year-old boy was arrested Friday on suspicion of robbing a man and then setting him on fire in the Pico Union area. The attack occurred around 2 a.m. on Monday in the 500 block of Union Avenue, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. When officers responding to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon arrived at the scene, they learned a 28-year-old male Hispanic had been transported to a hospital in critical […]

  • Motorcyclist who led CHP officers from Whittier to Corona suddenly pulled over and surrendered on the 91 Freeway. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pursuit of Speeding Motorcycle Rider Ends on 91 Freeway in Corona

    The pursuit of a speeding motorcyclist that started in Whittier ended on the side of the 91 Freeway in Corona when the driver pulled over and surrendered. This video aired on the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, June 25, 2015.      

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    Road-Rage Altercation in Diamond Bar Leaves Man Hospitalized With Stab Wounds

    The CHP was looking for witnesses to an alleged road rage altercation on the 57 Freeway in Diamond Bar on Thursday that left one man hospitalized with stab wounds. The incident was reported around 6 a.m. on the southbound 57 Freeway, north of Sunset Crossing Road, according to a news release from the California Highway Patrol. By the time officers arrived, the wounded man was off the freeway and was being treated by medical personnel, the release stated. The 31-year-old […]

  • Fire crews battle the Sterling Fire in the city of San Bernardino on Thursday, June 25, 2016. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    ‘Sterling Fire’ Scorches 100 Acres in San Bernardino; Two Drones Hamper Firefight

    Fire crews were battling a 100-acre wildfire Thursday evening burning in the Del Rosa community of San Bernardino. The so-called Sterling Fire was reported around 6:30 p.m. on Sterling Avenue east of Del Rosa Avenue. It was 20 percent contained as of 9:30 p.m. The fire was threatening structures, but no evacuations had been ordered. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with heat related injuries, according to the San Bernardino City Fire Department. Calfire, City of San Bernardino and […]